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Urban Spree Books at the Unlock Book Fair

Urban Spree Books will be present at the first Unlock Book Fair in Berlin next weekend with 8 of our self-published titles, as well as a small selection of graffiti and street art zines and books.

Among our titles, we’ll introduce our latest artist book, “Metamorphosis“, released last week.

Unlock Book Fair 2017 will take place at ExRotaprint in Wedding on September 16th and 17th, 2017.

The Fair focuses on the thriving field of graffiti and street art publishing. After a successful first edition in Barcelona last year, the fair moves to Berlin with a special focus on North American railroad cultures: moniker graffiti, hobo culture, train hopping and freight train graffiti. 

Berlin Wonderland 2nd Edition

After being sold out and unavailable since more than a year, the 2nd edition of the documentary photobook “Berlin Wonderland” has just been released by the original publisher bobsairport, and is now available at Urban Spree Berlin and on our website.


Berlin Wonderland, subtitled “Wild Years Revisited 1990-1996”, is a self-published monograph and testimony on the post-Cold War Berlin. With 200 photographs from 7 photographers that were active in those years of enchantment, mainly pictures from Ben de Biel, the book is a first-hand testimony about the vitality of the Berlin bohême in the 90’s, the squat movement, a counter-culture that largely structured what represents Berlin today, a state-of-mind between club culture and libertarianism.


Ben de Biel’s original photographs are available for sale at Urban Spree Galerie here

“Germes Gang über alles!” Exhibition Zine Released

Germes Gang über alles! is a 40-page A5 book self-published by Urban Spree Books on the occasion of the solo show of the portuguese crew at Urban Spree Galerie from 19.08.2016 to 11.09.2016.

The book comprises 32 exclusive drawings from the show in a limited edition of 200 hand-numbered 200.

You can order it here on the Urban Spree website or purchase it in our Berlin store now.


Germes Gang über alles!

Published by Urban Spree Books in August 2016

First Edition

Limited Edition of 200 copies, hand numbered

Printed on Munken cream paper 115 gr.

14,8 x 21 cm

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Vandals, An Evening with Marc Vallée

Urban Spree Galerie invites you to an exhibition and talk with London-based documentary photographer Marc Vallée on the occasion of the release of his new zine Vandals and the City.

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With a forward by urban geographer Dr. Oliver Zanetti, Vandals and the City is Marc’s eighth self-published zine and documents a London graffiti crew.

Marc is best known for exploring the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture.  His work is visually polemic and rejects the notion of impartiality.  Graffiti, defensible architecture, skateboarding and political dissent are just some of the subjects he has documented over a career of more then twenty years.


Marc’s pictures, zines and books have been published and exhibited worldwide.  Both Tate Britain in London and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City hold his work in its library collections.

Signed copies of Vandals and the City will be available on the night and in the Urban Spree Bookshop.


Vandals, An Evening with Marc Vallée: Friday, July 22nd at Urban Spree Galerie.

The talk will be chaired by Berlin based academic Sandra Bartoli and founding member of Büro für Konstruktivismus.

Doors & Exhibition: 19:00

Q & A with Marc Vallée: 20:00



Sandra Bartoli is professor at the Master Program of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg. She studied Architecture at the University of Venice (IUAV) and received a master in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She was research associate at the Department of Urban Design at the TU Berlin (2009-2015). Her book about the Tiergarten in Berlin, in which aspects of ecology, urbanism, heritage and humanism are transgressed to converge in an urban model for the future, is forthcoming by the end of 2016.


Oliver Zanetti is an human geographer whose research examines the interface of materiality and urban space. Oliver is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Geography at the Open University.


Ben Thé: Book Release and Residency

Geneva-based artist and graphic designer Ben Thé is currently spending a month-long residency at Urban Spree, sharing the studio of his Geneva longtime friend and Urban Spree Resident Artist Rylsee. Both are preparing a “Späti-themed” exhibition in Geneva which will open later this year.

Ben Thé just published “Sketch Book Edition“, a self-published artist book which gathers a selection of his best sketches stemming from his impressive sketch books, 15 volumes to date, spanning the years 2008-2015 for this first publication.

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Ben Thé is a highly talented illustrator and his sketchbooks, adorned with drawings, flash tattoos, collages, are an endless source of pop wonderment.

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The book comes in a very nice limited edition of 200 signed copies, exclusively available in Germany at Urban Spree Berlin.

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You can purchase a signed copy in the Urban Spree online shop here or directly in our Berlin shop. Quantities are limited.

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Only available in the Berlin shop, Ben Thé brought us some copies of his new funky doggy poster.


The Galerie is also selling his original piece from the Teufelsberg series, available here.

Farbzüge: A Photobook on Berlin graffiti

IMG_3894The photographer Emmett E. from Berlin has been documenting graffiti on S-Bahn trains in the past years.

The result is a 144 pages self-published photobook that comes in a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies.

There are three different book covers with the regular edition coming out with the yellow stickers that the train drivers affix to the wagons in order to signal that a wagon needs to be cleaned after some graffiti action as well as to prevent graffiti writers to take clean photo shoots of their deeds.

Alternatively, 25 copies come with a blue sticker on the cover (“Wagen nicht geheizt” / “Car not heated”) and 25 with a red one (“Tür Störung” / Door malfunctioning).

The book is available at Urban Spree in Berlin and on the webstore here but in limited quantities.